Monday, December 1, 2008

FedEx Cup Goes With Another Boob Job (Insert Mickelson Joke Here)


2009 will be the third year of the FedEx Cup and boy what a treat it should be.

Basically, the FedEx Cup was pretty bland to start and hasn't done much to improve. The PGA Tour has again announced changes to the system. They are as follows.

Under the new formula, points that previously had been reset at the start of the four-tournament playoffs will not be changed until the Tour Championship, meaning all 30 players who qualify for the finale will have a mathematical chance to win.

Finchem said the top five in the standings at East Lake would win the FedEx Cup with a victory, while the next five in the standings also would have a reasonable chance by winning.

"I think we're moving in the right direction," Finchem said.


The changes were made because the last two years Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh could have played the Tour Championship lefty (which, I might add, Vijay is rather good at) and still won the FedEx. Now, it won't be reset until East Lake, which means only the top five have a chance but at least it will be entertaining.

My biggest problem with this is the whole idea behind the FedEx is that it is "bigger than one tournament." Well, this disproves that theory. Sure, you have to play well up until the Tour Championship to have a shot, but we all know the names at the top of the list. Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson and Adam Scott will be shooting for the $10 million bonus. I know that the previous method to the FedEx was wrong, but what makes this right?

Oh, and they are revamping the point system. Here is what it is supposed to look like.

Meanwhile, the points system was reduced dramatically to simplify and make it easier for fans to keep track. This year, for example, the winner of a regular PGA Tour event earned 4,500 points, and Tiger Woods finished the regular season atop the standings with 22,695 points (even though he didn't play after the U.S. Open). With the new formula, he would have had 3,592 points.

HOW THE HELL DOES THAT MAKE THE POINT SYSTEM ANY EASIER TO UNDERSTAND!!?!??!!?!!?

Want to make it easier???? You win a tournament, you get 100 points. Second is 50 points, third is 25, fourth is 20, fifth is 10. That is it. I guarantee I'd understand it a helluva lot better.

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